Sing to Beat Parkinson's training, Derby – 3 November 2018

when: Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am-4pm

where: Multi Faith Chaplaincy, The University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 1GB

This course is designed to help musicians learn how to run a singin group for people with Parkinson’s and associated conditions, and their carers and family members.

The course will be led by:

  • Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust Founder and expert in singing and wellbeing)
  • Nicola Wydenbach (an experienced Parkinson’s and Singing practitioner and Founder of the Contented Music Club)
  • Trish Vella-Burrows, Director of Research at STBP, Assistant Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health and an experienced Singing for Health practitioner
  • Yoon Irons, Senior Research Fellow, Arts and Health Centre of Excellence, College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby.

The day will include practical workshops and demonstrations on how to lead activities for this client group as well as practical advice about how to set up and run a group once the course is finished.

Full Registration and payment facility will be available soon on

If you are interested in attending this event, please email Sing to Beat programme Director Matt Shipton to reserve your place, and he will contact you once registration is open.

Refreshments provided. Please let the team know about dietary requirements.